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About Joseph Antonioli

Senior Curricular Innovation Specialist

Friday Links – October 2, 2015

 Image: Erin Carson/TechRepublic

Image: Erin Carson/TechRepublic

Smithsonian Innovation Festival: 10 projects changing humanity’s future

The second annual Innovation Festival at the American History Museum in Washington, DC showcased some of today’s the boldest and most practical thinking.

OCLC prints last library catalog cards

DUBLIN, Ohio, October 1, 2015. OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world.

Canvas

The Canvas Pilot

Our current Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle, was adopted back in 2011. Four years later we are reflecting on whether Moodle is still the best LMS to serve the growing needs of Middlebury. This fall we are doing a pilot to evaluate Canvas and determine whether we want to continue with Moodle or move to Canvas. You can learn more about Canvas and Middlebury’s evaluation by following this site – http://sites.middlebury.edu/canvas/

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Courses Participating in the Pilot

Here are the courses that will be helping us to evaluate Canvas during the fall semester: Middlebury Undergraduate College AMST 0260A FA15: American Disability Studies: History, Meanings, and Cultures – Susan Burch AMST 0295A FA15: Across the Great Divide: Science, Humanities, and the American Landscape – Timothy Spears and Andrea Lloyd AMST 0307A FA15: Issues...

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External Apps

Canvas has a library of external services that can be used in a course space. Some of these services are free, faculty and students need only create an account. Others require licensing. The ability to add integration with these services can offer faculty and students flexibility for classroom activity. There are a few services available...

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Courses Have Been Created

38 course spaces have been created in Canvas. Faculty have been given access to their spaces, and students have been added. We have 25 Undergraduate College courses, 9 Institute of International Studies at Monterey courses, 2 Schools Abroad Chile courses, and 2 Institute of Hebrew Studies courses. 7 are language courses. There are 4 Political...

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Getting Help with Canvas

Instructure provides direct support for faculty and students. You can contact Instructure for help with Canvas in the following ways: Tier I Support for faculty and students 24/7/365 Call: ­ 844-­747­-2605 Email: support@instructure.com There is also a Quick Start Student Guide at h​ttp://guides.instructure.com/m/8470 and general Canvas Guides at­ h​ttp://guides.instructure.com/​ All of these resources are accessible from...

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